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Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated, new study says

The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening.<p>The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force was …

Cancer

Watch: Prince’s seriously epic performance video for “Let’s Go Crazy”

For the last month or so, Prince has been gallivanting around England, playing a series of impromptu concerts with 3rdEyeGirl. Today, he’s shared …

Watch Will Ferrell’s Downton Abbey-Themed Figure-Skating Routine

If you are bored to tears by Sochi’s figure-skating events, don’t blame Will Ferrell. As he told Jimmy Fallon on <i>The Tonight Show</i> Thursday, he had a perfectly great routine to the <i>Downton Abbey</i> theme song choreographed, a Carson-inspired butler leotard custom-ordered, and was mentally prepared to …

The Absolute Break Between Life and Death Is an Illusion

What bothers people about losing the body is that it seems like a terrible break or interruption. This interruption is imagined as going into the void; it is total personal extinction. Yet that perspective, which arouses huge fears, is limited to the ego. The ego craves continuity; it wants today …

Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.<p>The research, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest in a …

Mammograms May Not Prevent Breast Cancer Deaths

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A 25-year, 90,000-woman study has found that mammograms play almost no role in whether or not a …

Watch Musicians Elevate A Trip To A Big-Box Store

The enduring power of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is undeniable. It's been the soundtrack for everything from the Tiananmen Square protests to the opening of the Berlin Wall.<p>Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) recently used this very famous music for a more localized purpose, …

Watch the Complete, Crowdsourced Concert Film of Neil Young’s Great Carnegie Hall Show (1/7/14)

On January 7th, Neil Young played an acoustic solo concert at Carnegie Hall and treated the audience to what <i>Rolling Stone</i> calls, "an absolutely …

5 shady ways the drug industry is influencing your doctor

Big Pharma can entice medical practitioners to prescribe expensive patent drugs — even when they’re dangerous<p>Until 2010, when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, requiring doctors to disclose payments, the only thing better than working for Pharma was being a doctor wined and dined by …

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Plants

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …